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My first Mercedes
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By Paul
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


Review

You get what you pay for. This vehicle is solid while comfortable and quiet. Rides like a car, great in the snow and rain. Smooth on the highway and delicate around town. Beautiful lines outside and in. A real value for the money. I told my accountant I was looking to buy a car and considering either a Toyota or a Mercedes. "Thats quite a difference" he said. Not really, any idea what the base price for a land cruiser is? $54k! The Mercedes was 10 less. I know 8 vs 6 cyl and whatever but... Even take the Highlander and compare it with the same accessories and you are paying pretty close to what your paying for a Mercedes. Go for the MBZ


Favorite Features

DVD navigation and all controls on the wheel


Suggested Improvements

Centrally locate a digital clock on the dash


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THE BIG LET DOWN
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By james
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This car is a big let down we are so done with this car, the transmission makes so much noise the shifter is in a bad position, the loud noise from the engine, we have had the car serviced so many times trying to find out about the engine problem, slipping of the transmission. Our 98 ml320 gave us no problems, we should have kept it with 135k miles, sadly disappointed


Favorite Features

The exterior design,the redesign of cargo space


Suggested Improvements

A whole new make over,MB needs to go back to the basics, take out computers and sencors and start from the begining


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Call the dealer again!
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By adydoo
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This vehicle is very comfortable. The navigation system could be improved a bit.It's difficult to enter information at times. In my first year I had to take it to the dealer 2 times, and now working on my third, for things like dying battery, non-operable cd changer and now the moon roof squeaks bad and does not always want to close all the way. I have not had any mechanical problems only small issues so it is all good. Some of the issues have been a hassle but I would and probably will buy another ML.


Favorite Features

Performance. Sound system. Moonroof. Adjustable steering wheel. Doors do not squeak like my previous BMW.


Suggested Improvements

Make it easier to enter info on navigation system (street names). Equip all with seat memory for multiple drivers.


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Unreliable overrated verhicle
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By candiangold
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


Review

- Balance Shaft replaced - 8 sensors replaced in 8 month span - 2 Ignition coils replaced - MAF sensor replaced - ECU Connector replaced - Headlight wiring insulation cracked (and shortcut) - The wheel wells are covered in some kind of fabric(?) which will come loose - Rear bulbs keep burning out - Subwoofer blown - Rear windshield wiper does not complete cycle - Interior vents adjusters falling apart (glued?) - Ratting in left front door - Rear hatch rattling - Lots of rattling when interior is cold - Seat Belt lock stops working - Rear ashtray fell apart - Idling erratic I traded it in for an Acura MDX, what a breeze, no rattles, smooth ride, and all options standard


Favorite Features

this suv drives nice on winding roads between 80 and 120 km/h


Suggested Improvements

- Too many to list - Most overrated and overpriced vehicle brand out there, if you only care to have the star on your hood go ahead! This car does not come close to a E-Class, it is not Mercedes, it is slammed together in the US with US supplied (subpar) parts.


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Balance shaft recall & reliability
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By joezep
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


Review

There's a ballnce shaft problem where MB extended the warantee for 10 years on this $5,800 job. One dealer did not know about it. They still hit me $1,800 to replace defective intake manifold that was not covered. This car has a computer from hell giving false signals on light bulbs etc. Not nearly as reliable as my 99 E430. Truck ate about $10k in repairs this year. I expected a lot better quality from MB but this is true for all German cars lately. Why pay this kind of money when cars casting half are more reliable?


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